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Summer Undergraduate Research in Genetics & Genomics at Texas A&M

Texas A&M's Summer Undergraduate Research in Genetics and Genomics (SURGe) Program is a 10-week intensive research experience under the mentorship of one of their Faculty of Genetics members that includes a 3-credit hour Bioinformatics class. Their free online application is now open for summer 2023 admissions until February 15, 2023.  

  The introductory Bioinformatics class provides training in modern bioinformatics tools via command-line used in genetics and genomics. The credits are transferable to their home institution. Additionally, students will have weekly meetings to explore research and career opportunities in genetics and genomics, discuss research ethics, how to apply to graduate school, and learn practical oral and written presentation skills.   

Financial support:   

  •  $5,500 stipend  
  • Living expenses (room and board) on campus  
  • Travel expenses  
  • Tuition/fees for 3-credit hours  

Eligibility: The program is open to undergraduate students majoring in genetics, genomics, biology, or any life science. Preference will be given to candidates who have finished their third year and have already taken a genetics course. However, outstanding students who have completed their second year of college work will also be considered. Students who graduate in Spring 2023 will not be eligible for this program.